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Phoenix rockers Scorpion vs. Tarantula came down to Phoenix Center for the Arts for another installment of Rise on Radio Phoenix. They assembled a superb playlist including a track of their new self-titled EP. Listen to the podcast here and don’t forget to check out the complete playlist below! Playlist:Read More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Continuing his series “An Insider’s Introduction”, Mark delves into the person and persona of Roddy Nikpour, a man of many talents. In addition to the brooding, instrumental orchestrations he helps create under the moniker -ghost island-, Roddy also moonlights as a dancer in the experimentalRead More →


by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Ohioan “Bad Attitude” Tucson’s Ohioan is preparing for their release of a limited edition tape through Baby Tooth, a cassette label. “Bad Attitude” is the first single from the forthcoming EMPTY // EVERY MT. I was just about halfway through my first listen (which, btw, isRead More →

by Chris Nunley Staff Writer Late one night in the summer of 2001, as I was basking in the luminescent glow of the boob tube, Conan O’Brien single-handedly shifted the paradigm of music on his talk show. A quintet of skinny runts that looked like they had been plucked offRead More →


Kongos “Take It From Me” Technicolor Hearts “Would You Come Back to Me?” Laura and the Killed Men “Heaven’s Daughter” Miner “Better Instincts” Steff Koeppen “Celebrate”Read More →

adam dumper

Who are you and what do you do? I’m Adam Dumper aka Dumperfoo, Uncle Dumps, or DumpLaRock. I’m a promoter, artist, and graphic designer. I run several events in town with my partners, The Blunt Club a HipHop/DJ Night, about to celebrate 14 Years in Valley as well as MotownRead More →

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The talented musician who preforms under the moniker I Am Hologram came down to join us in the Radio Phoenix studio for our bi-monthly installment of RISE! We now have that show available in convenient podcast form. The complete playlist can be found below with additional links to all theRead More →

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Closing the Distance is a new series in which we expose artists with desert roots who have since moved to other locales. Let’s bring this community a little closer together. by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Small Leaks Sink Ships got their start right here in the Valley of the Sun tenRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Katterwaul Follow You Home Tucson’s Wooden Tooth Records is offering up Katterwaul’s sweet single “Follow You Home” on limited edition 7″ vinyl with a second track, “Gimme Your Number” on the b-side. Now, Katterwaul just so happens to be one of my favorite bands and theirRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer Happy Spring, my fellow Phoenicians! Don’t you just love this time of year in the Valley of the Sun? I mean seriously, folks…it’s paradise. While many have been enduring a long winter with late snowfalls and balmy temps, we’ve been kickin’ up our feet withRead More →